Lt. Remolina writes, “Remind your members and neighbors that if they make any big purchases they should not simply put the box on the curb. The box should be torn so the contents can’t be identified. If you put a large t.v box on the curb, your home maybe targeted because they now know you have a new TV.”
Report all emergencies 911
Report all suspicious activities 272-1111.
Report hate crimes 877-342-7463
Leave nothing visible in your car that might attract a break in.
Make certain all doors, including garage doors, are locked and windows are secured.
Air conditioning units in first floor windows may create easy access.
Remove or make sure the AC units are secured into the window framing.
Daylight savings has ended.
Leave on a porch light in the evening.
Install motion detector lights in critical areas, like driveways, back and side yards.
Install security cameras for increased security.
Interior lights on timers are a known deterrent.
Watch for pedestrians and bicyclists as you drive.
Report things like potholes, graffiti, mattresses left on sidewalks, etc. by calling 311.
Download the App and take photos of things that need attention on your street: http://www.providenceri.gov/pvd-311/
If things in our neighborhood look uncared for or unattended to, they may be inviting more serious problems.
We can all do our part to improve our quality of life and safety.
For access to social support and services (United Way Hotline) call 211.
Get to know your neighbors and exchange contact information to create a stronger sense of social cohesiveness and psychological sense of community. Start a block watch effort.
Alert each other about suspicious activities on your block/street or if a crime has taken place.
Take a stroll around the neighborhood and say hello to folks you meet.
We can all help to make our Southside neighborhoods better places to live, work and play.
Attend the next PPD2 Neighborhoods Crime Watch meeting
December 6 6:00 – 7:30 at the Y Youth Program building 640 Broad St.
We will be discussing violent crime in the Southside.
Sioban of the West Side Play Space will introduce us to this interesting resource for parents.
Welcome all residents and business owners from South Providence to join our efforts.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!